The Town of Friday Harbor Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will recognize contributions by individuals and organizations to preserving Friday Harbor's history and unique sense of place at an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. May 23 at the Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street.
Honorees include David Waldron, architect and founding member of the Town of Friday Harbor Historic Preservation Review Board, and the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild for its work to preserve and adaptively re-use the Friday Harbor Brick and Tile Company building, now the Brickworks.
A collective award will be given to several lower Spring Street property and business owners for their contributions to the historic district. These downtown recipients are:
Gary Gero, owner of the Cask and Schooner for rehabilitation of the 1 Front Street restaurant, a non-historic but vital anchor business in the historic district;
Greg King, for rehabilitation of the historic Douglas Hotel at 50 Spring Street (today known as the Windermere Realty office
The Buck Family, (Sam Sr., Steve and Sam Jr.) for on-going restoration efforts to preserve the historic San Juan County Bank at 105 Spring Street (today known as the Coldwell Banker building)
Bobby Tangney, owner of Haley's Bait Shop & Grill at 175 Spring Street, for compatible new construction in the historic district.
A tour begins at 7 p.m. following the awards ceremony.
The Town of Friday Harbor Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) recognizes the work of individuals, property and business owners, and organizations for their efforts to preserve the visual integrity of Friday Harbor's historic overlay district.
The Partners in Preservation awards became an annual event in 2001. Since then, ten recipients have been honored. For a complete list of past honorees go to www.historicfridayharbor.org.